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Greener Pastures for New Farmers
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Greater Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and the regional forum for planning matters, is actively working to address critical food system issues.
White Paper 2: Food Systems & Access to Capital
This white paper is part of a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class which supports the market growth of local and regional food systems which meet the economic, social, environmental, and cultural needs of communities...
City of Casper Hotel and Conference Center Roadmap to RedevelopmentMembers only Login
This report provides financing strategies for a hotel and conference center in or near downtown Casper where large organization both state and national can hold their conference and large meetings.
Treasury Releases Round Two of Proposed Regulations for Opportunity Zones
The Department of the Treasury just released its second round of proposed regulations on Opportunity Zones.
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Emerging Technology and the Capital Markets
During this webinar, Bethany Pugh, Managing Director with PFM, Robert Novembre, CEO & Founder of Clarity Market Holdings, Lindsey Brannon, Head of Finance at Neighborly, and Gregg Bienstock, CEO & Co-Founder of Lumesis discussed how emerging...
Supporting Healthy Food Access in NC
The resulting lack of access to healthy, affordable food undermines the health and well-being of children and families, and further harms communities that are already struggling economically. The report led to a series of convenings of key...
Miami WIFIA Project Fact Sheet
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants. When the construction of this project and all necessary associated facilities are complete, Miami-Dade County will...
Louisiana's Healthy Food Retail ProgramMembers only Login
Louisiana’s Healthy Food Retail Program (HFRP) was established by the Louisiana Legislature to provide flexible financing for healthy food retailers operating or expanding in underserved communities in Louisiana affected by Hurricanes Gustav and...
The Hatchery Chicago Fact SheetMembers only Login
The Hatchery Chicago is a non-profit food business incubator that enables local entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses. Accion, the area’s largest microlender, and ICNC, which runs one of the largest business incubators in the...
Building Resiliency Through Green InfrastructureMembers only Login
Cities have recently integrated more green infrastructure strategies into their climate resiliency planning. Creating climate-resilient cities takes more than a series of infrastructure investments; more than sea walls and permeable pavement. It...
Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other Tools - Rick RosenbergMembers only Login
Rick Rosenberg with Development Planning & Financing Group speaks on Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other Tools during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
The Basics of TIF Underwriting and Deal Making - Abigail FerrettiMembers only Login
Abigail Ferretti of Partners for Economic Solutions presents on The Basics of TIF Underwriting and Deal Making during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
The Most Overlooked TIF Element: Addressing Buy-in and Public Policy - Mike PehurMembers only Login
Mike Pehur with Duane Morris Government Strategies presents on The Most Overlooked TIF Element: Addressing Buy-in and Public Policy during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
TIF Legal and Procedural Nuts and Bolts - Geoff DickinsonMembers only Login
Geoff Dickinson with SB Friedman Development Advisors presents on TIF Legal and Procedural Nuts and Bolts during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Understanding TIF Bond Financing - Karl MarschelMembers only Login
Karl Marschel with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP presents on Understanding TIF Bond Financing during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Understanding TIF Bond Financing - Lori TrevinoMembers only Login
Lori Trevino with Moody's Investor Services presents on Understanding TIF Bond Financing during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
The Basics of TIF Underwriting & Deal Making - Tony SmithMembers only Login
Tony Smith with SB Friedman Development Advisors presents on The Basics of TIF Underwriting & Deal Making during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Setting the Stage: The Basics of TIF - Alexander IamsMembers only Login
Alexander Iams with Arlington Economic Development presents on Setting the Stage: The Basics of TIF during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other Tools - Tony SmithMembers only Login
Tony Smith with SB Friedman Development Advisors presents on Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other Tools during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Understanding TIF Bond Financing - Nate BetnunMembers only Login
Nate Betnun with Stifel Nicolaus & Company presents on Understanding TIF Bond Financing during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
TIF Legal and Procedural Nuts and Bolts - Shellan RodriguezMembers only Login
Shellan Rodriguez with Capital City Development Corporation presents on TIF Legal and Procedural Nuts and Bolts during the Intro TIF WebCourse.
Fundamentals of Bond Financing in GeorgiaMembers only Login
From the Georgia Development Authority Handbook, Chapter 8 explains in great detail how bond financing works in Georgia.
TIF Financing Variations - Price Finley & Emily MetzlerMembers only Login
Price Finley of Bricker & Eckler LLP and Emily Metzler of MuniCap Inc. presented on the variations of TIF Financing.
Combining & Leveraging TIF with Other Tools - Brian Cooper
Brian Cooper of Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors presented on combining & leveraging TIF with other tools.
The Power of PACE for 5 Spoke Creamery
5 Spoke Creamery, a Hudson Valley-based artisanal cheese making business, installed a 53kW solar system that will provide 108% of the farm’s electricity needs. The farm used PACE financing, offered by the Energize NYtm Finance program, to pay for...
New TEFRA Regulations for Qualified Private Activity BondsMembers only Login
Beginning April 1, 2019, issuers of qualified private activity bonds will be governed by a new set of TEFRA regulations (the Final TEFRA Regulations). The Final TEFRA Regulations, which stem from the Treasury Department’s 2017 Proposed Regulations...
A Framework for Assessing Feasibility of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project SitesMembers only Login
This research from the Mountain-Plains Consortium explains what factors a transit agency uses to choose among alternative TOD locations in a transit network, and the relative importance of each factor. It aims to develop a decision support framework...
NMTC Investors Show Appetite For Healthy Food Financing ActivitiesMembers only Login
Public and private partners are finding ways to serve more healthy food options to economically distressed communities with a few helpings of new markets tax credits (NMTCs).
Puget Sound, WA Food Infrastructure ExplorationMembers only Login
The objectives of the Puget Sound Food Infrastructure Exploration were: to assess and clarify the need for local food system infrastructure in the Puget Sound region, facilitate a collaborative review that aligns with existing civic programs,...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Financing for Climate ResilienceMembers only Login
During this webinar, Eric Espino with PFM, Heather Green with the City and County of San Francisco, and Bob Gamble with PFM discussed how cities are addressing the challenges of climate change and the types of bond and financing structures being...
Effective Use of Property Tax Incentives - Lincoln InstituteMembers only Login
This study was published by the Lincoln Institute. The authors examine how to make property-tax incentives for business more effective. They find that governments should not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive...
Opportunities to Use Assessment Districts to Finance Facilities and Services in CaliforniaMembers only Login
This report from the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) seeks to inform local agencies as well as others in the public finance community about the opportunities for using assessments within the constraints imposed by recent...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Picking Up the PACE State by StateMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Caleb Bell with Bricker & Eckler LLP and David Gabrielson with PACENation discussed the best practices in crafting PACE enabling legislation as well as case studies of some of the...
Food 21 Building a Resilient and Sustainable Food EconomyMembers only Login
Since the inception of the modern food industry and the period marking the post-world war period, there has never been a time when consumers have been so far in front of the food industry’s directions. The InCity Farm can bring year-round, locally...
OZ Workshop - The Latest on Opportunity Funds - Winstead PCMembers only Login
Chris Compton and Brandon Jones with Winstead PC discuss the tax incentivized Opportunity Zone program.
OZ Workshop - Development Finance Tools in Combination with Opportunity Zones - CohnReznick LLPMembers only Login
Ira Weinstein with CohnReznick LLP presents on how traditional development finance tools can be used in combination with Opportunity Zones investments.
OZ Workshop - Where are Opportunity Zones - Opportunity AlabamaMembers only Login
Alex Flachsbart with Opportunity Alabama presents on the Opportunity Zones ecosystem in Alabama.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Knox McLaughlin Gornall & SennettMembers only Login
Tim Wachter with Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett presents on how Erie, Pennsylvania is preparing for and attracting Opportunity Zones investments.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Erie Regional Chamber and Growth PartnershipMembers only Login
Jake Rouch with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership presents on the City of Erie Investment Prospectus.
OZ Workshop - Case Study - Husch Blackwell LLPMembers only Login
Rebecca Mitich with Husch Blackwell LLP presents an Opportunity Zones case study from Milwaukee, WI.
OZ Workshop - The Latest on Opportunity Zones - Kutak Rock LLPMembers only Login
Carol Mihalic with Kutak Rock LLP presents on Opportunity Zones investments, guidance and regulations.
OZ Workshop - Where are Opportunity Zones - Florida Department of Economic OpportunityMembers only Login
Erin Gillespie and Grey Dodge with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity present on how Opportunity Zones can be a vital tool in disaster recovery.
OZ Workshop - The Latest on Opportunity Zones - CDFAMembers only Login
Katie Kramer with the Council of Development Finance Agencies provides an update on the latest news about Opportunity Zones.
OZ Workshop - How do Equity Investments Work - CohnReznick LLPMembers only Login
Ira Weinstein with CohnReznich LLP presents on the equity investment structure of Opportunity Zones.
OZ Workshop - Development Finance Tools in Combination with Opportunity Zones - Husch Blackwell LLPMembers only Login
Rebecca Mitich with Husch Blackwell LLP presents on how traditional development finance tools can be used in combination with Opportunity Zones investments.
OZ Workshop - Developing a Local Opportunity Zone Strategy - Erie Downtown Development CorporationMembers only Login
Matt Wachter with the Erie Downtown Development Corporation presents on how Erie, PA is creating an effort to drive capital into real estate & start-up businesses located in Opportunity Zones.
RI Clean Energy Industry Report 2018Members only Login
With aggressive targets, Rhode Island’s overall clean energy economy continues to grow. The industry’s workforce has grown by 72 percent since 2014, resulting in 6,650 new jobs across the state.
2019 CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: Brownfields to Brightfields - Redevelopment for a Brighter Future
During this webinar, our panel of experts discussed when developing a Brightfield makes sense, how to overcome obstacles to Brightfield projects, and how to catalyze investment in the area surrounding a Brightfield.
Innovations in Local Food Enterprise ReportMembers only Login
This report focuses on market-based, consumer-driven solutions to overcoming difficult food access and food equity issues. The market based approach to food access and equity merges two powerful forces: first, the need and desire to make a financial...
The Investment Advantages of Organic FarmingMembers only Login
Environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly key to our economic vitality. As a result, investors are financing businesses that make a profit because of environmental sustainability, rather than in spite of it. The financial returns are real,...
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